American Nurses Association (ANA)
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation's 4 million registered nurses. ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all. Founded in 1896, and with members in all 50 states and U.S. territories, ANA is the strongest voice for the profession.
ANA exists to advance the nursing profession by:
• Fostering high standards of nursing practice;
• Promoting a safe and ethical work environment;
• Bolstering the health and wellness of nurses; and
• Advocating on health care issues that affect nurses and the public.
Because ANA represents the interests of all registered nurses, we are here to support you to reach your full potential. From career development resources to lobbying Congress on the issues that affect nurses, we are here every step of the way.